Many have felt that surge of envy when friends and peers describe their seemingly cushy work situations—whether it’s unlimited time off, luxurious office amenities or free gourmet snacks.
All that glitters is not gold, though—and those perks don’t necessarily translate into a fulfilling work environment.
Are you falling for the following myths about great workplaces?
1. Myth: Ping-Pong tables and happy hours are all you need for a great culture
Fact: A few fun touches might satisfy employees in the short run, but honest communication, inclusivity and strong values are what build a lasting culture.
2. Myth: Millennial employees want the same things as their older colleagues
Fact: Younger employees have different lifestyles and work preferences—and good HR communicators must take note of them.